Fred Jackson : Hootin' 'n Tootin'

Fred Jackson : Hootin' 'n Tootin'


Fred Jackson (tenor sax), Earl Vandyke (organ), Willie Jones (guitar), Wilbert Hogan (drums)

Blue Note 4094

Analogue Productions Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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1 - Dippin' in the Bag
2 - Southern Exposure
3 - Preach Brother
4 - Hootin' 'N Tootin'
5 - Easin' on Down
6 - That's Where It's At
7 - Way Down Home

Recorded on February 5, 1962, at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Hootin' 'n Tootin' is Fred Jackson's debut album and the sole recording under his leadership.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Fred Jackson (born 1929) began his career as an R&B saxophonist. He performed in Little Richard's band from 1951 until 1953. Jackson also accompanied vocalist Billy Wright, appearing on several recordings for Savoy Records. Later in the decade, he joined vocalist Lloyd Price's band, performing in concert tours during a peak in Price's popularity. Jackson also served as the bandleader for vocalist Chuck Willis. In 1961, Jackson recorded with B.B. King. 

Jackson began making jazz recordings during the early 1960s, accompanying soul jazz organists such as John Patton and Baby Face Willette on several Blue Note albums. In 1962, he recorded Hootin' 'n Tootin' under his own name for Blue Note. Jackson led a subsequent recording session for Blue Note, but these tracks were not released until 1998.

After the mid-1960s, Jackson continued playing R&B and soul music but largely disappeared from the jazz scene.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray at AcousTech, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on virgin vinyl at RTI.